Home Forums General Farming For The Future

This topic contains 18 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by  Deboer 3 months ago.

Viewing 19 posts - 1 through 19 (of 19 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #480352

    Jazzy
    Participant
    • Topics: 31
    • Replies: 1302
    • Contributions: 1333
    • Super Star
    • ★★★★★★★

    Member since
    1st December 2017

    I’ve started this thread to discuss some innovations in farming raised by myself and gleaner in the latest Brexit thread to stop it being hijacked..

    Anyway, in response to Deboer regarding non animal meat products, it’s not just political rhetoric, it’s happening now.

    Futureman – that would be the best solution but I think realistically that isn’t going to happen unless it’s forced onto people.

    0
    #480337

    Futureman
    Participant
    • Topics: 0
    • Replies: 126
    • Contributions: 126
    • Scout
    • ★★★

    Member since
    20th March 2016

    Simple answer is stop eating meat.

    0
    #480374

    Gleaner
    Participant
    • Topics: 101
    • Replies: 2682
    • Contributions: 2783
    • Mega Star
    • ★★★★★★★★

    Member since
    18th March 2016

    Bravo Jazzy. :yahoo:

    A subject which is of great interest to me.

    As you may be aware, a few years ago I set up a small aquaponics installation in our  garden. The footprint for which was approximately 35 sq meters.  At one point I was managing to grow enough vegetables and raise enough fish to feed the two of us for a major part of the year. If the positioning my my land with regards to available direct sunlight would have been more conducive, I would have been able to scale it up and modify it so that I could have easily fed the two of us and made a surplus with which to exchange for other goods. As it happens, I did manage to do this the first year. Unfortunately certain conditions and accidents curtailed the production and continuation of such.

    0
    #480383

    Gleaner
    Participant
    • Topics: 101
    • Replies: 2682
    • Contributions: 2783
    • Mega Star
    • ★★★★★★★★

    Member since
    18th March 2016

    A simple explanation of the system I had in operation can be found if one scrolls down this webpage

    https://edgy.app/urban-farms-are-the-future-of-food-production

    0
    #480384

    Anonymous
    • Topics: 5
    • Replies: 135
    • Contributions: 140
    • Scout
    • ★★★

    Member since
    1st January 1970

    I have to put my hand up and say that all the artificial meats I’ve tried give me severe diarrhoea. Even Quorn goes through me like a river. :negative:

    0
    #480392

    Pete James
    Participant
    • Topics: 63
    • Replies: 6760
    • Contributions: 6823
    • Mega Star
    • ★★★★★★★★

    Member since
    22nd July 2016

    Quorn is inedible, it’s official.

    A very close friend is a vegetarian and serves up a Quorn concoction every time we eat there. I think she now uses it to wind us up !

    1+
    #480399

    Gleaner
    Participant
    • Topics: 101
    • Replies: 2682
    • Contributions: 2783
    • Mega Star
    • ★★★★★★★★

    Member since
    18th March 2016

    Entomophagy is one of the future trends in foods.

    And yes, I have tried some variations. Pretty delicious actually.

    I had deep fried crickets and ants in chocolate a few times.

    0
    #480428

    Anonymous
    • Topics: 5
    • Replies: 135
    • Contributions: 140
    • Scout
    • ★★★

    Member since
    1st January 1970

    I once tried insects in chocolate, very tasty.

    0
    #480448

    Deboer
    Participant
    • Topics: 8
    • Replies: 885
    • Contributions: 893
    • Star
    • ★★★★★★

    Member since
    17th February 2019

    I once ate a worm , was very young ! :-) :-)

    I’m not into eating insects , we have stopped eating shrimps from shrimp farms , salmon from salmon farms and all the rest of the animals that are raised in cages . So no , can’t see it catching on, well not outside of Asian countries once they run out of dogs and monkeys ?  :whistle:

    Non-meat burgers from burger restaurants that those that eat healthily avoid like the plague ? Except in the US where some good people eat there every day .

    Farming for the future is the topic , I think it will all be fine . Plenty of food for everyone. :yes:

     

    0
    #480449

    Fruitcake
    Participant
    • Topics: 128
    • Replies: 5957
    • Contributions: 6085
    • Mega Star
    • ★★★★★★★★

    Member since
    13th July 2018

    Here is the link to an interesting system that Gleaner posted elsewhere  – so that it’s on the right thread.

    I love the colourful pipes at the beginning of the one Gleaner posted above! Only problem might be the small pots, but I like the idea!

    I think there will always be meat eaters in varying degrees.

     

    0
    #480460

    Vegemite Kid
    Moderator
    • Topics: 322
    • Replies: 6887
    • Contributions: 7209
    • Mega Star
    • ★★★★★★★★

    Member since
    18th March 2016

    Simple answer is stop eating meat.

    Fine, but what do you do with all the animals raised for the purpose of providing meat? Too expensive to keep feeding them when you can’t make money by selling them, so do you let them loose to fend for themselves? Simple answers are sometimes not the best thought through solutions.

    1+
    #480467

    Deboer
    Participant
    • Topics: 8
    • Replies: 885
    • Contributions: 893
    • Star
    • ★★★★★★

    Member since
    17th February 2019

    To be very honest , it’s not really worth discussion ( no meat )  People don’t seem to realise why the European countryside looks the way that it does !

    0
    #480468

    Gleaner
    Participant
    • Topics: 101
    • Replies: 2682
    • Contributions: 2783
    • Mega Star
    • ★★★★★★★★

    Member since
    18th March 2016

    Quoting Deboer here

    “I think it will all be fine . Plenty of food for everyone.”

    According to the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation on March the 20th this year, there are currently  821 million undernourished people in the world.

    And I take it you have lived in Asian countries Deboer, where according to you they may be indanger of running out of Monkeys and Dogs to feast on?

     

    0
    #480471

    Deboer
    Participant
    • Topics: 8
    • Replies: 885
    • Contributions: 893
    • Star
    • ★★★★★★

    Member since
    17th February 2019

    Nope Gleaner , I am happy living in France ( dogs and monkeys was a joke ol’ man )

    I know you are the specialist on everything Japaneses , I have read and remembered your posts . :yes: :yes:

    Quote “I think it will all be fine . Plenty of food for everyone.”

    I perceive a major decrease in population of the world in the coming years ( I hope )

    I don’t think that you have the same outlook on the environmental catastrophe that is on it’s way as I have ? :-)

    0
    #480606

    Gleaner
    Participant
    • Topics: 101
    • Replies: 2682
    • Contributions: 2783
    • Mega Star
    • ★★★★★★★★

    Member since
    18th March 2016

    Can you elaborate as to what outlook you have as to the incoming environmental catastrophe Deboer? To say that you and I have different opinions is a tad presumptious as mine are not set in stone.

    As regards being contented with living in France, same goes for me here, and has been so since 1993 and prior to that for 12 years in Asian countries.

    0
    #480689

    Deboer
    Participant
    • Topics: 8
    • Replies: 885
    • Contributions: 893
    • Star
    • ★★★★★★

    Member since
    17th February 2019

    Can you elaborate as to what outlook you have as to the incoming environmental catastrophe Deboer? To say that you and I have different opinions is a tad presumptious as mine are not set in stone.

    I expect that there will be a sharp decrease in the population of our planet due to the consequences of complete disregard for the natural world .

    I was presumptuous , due to your discussion about the future population eating insects ( chocolated or not)  which would be the future due to the fact that :

    “According to the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation on March the 20th this year, there are currently 821 million undernourished people in the world.”

    I feel that there is more chance of the insects eating us than vis versa .

    I also said ,quote “To be very honest , it’s not really worth discussion ( no meat ) People don’t seem to realise why the European countryside looks the way that it does !”

    and the reason is , animal husbandry . :-)

     

     

    0
    #481581

    Deboer
    Participant
    • Topics: 8
    • Replies: 885
    • Contributions: 893
    • Star
    • ★★★★★★

    Member since
    17th February 2019

    and your response  Gleaner of the Orient ?

    0
    #482485

    Fruitcake
    Participant
    • Topics: 128
    • Replies: 5957
    • Contributions: 6085
    • Mega Star
    • ★★★★★★★★

    Member since
    13th July 2018

    I find this report quite worrying, although I haven’t read it in its entirety just the opening was enough for me!

    http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2016/581892/EPRS_STU(2016)581892_EN.pdf

     

    0
    #482669

    Deboer
    Participant
    • Topics: 8
    • Replies: 885
    • Contributions: 893
    • Star
    • ★★★★★★

    Member since
    17th February 2019

    Don’t worry Fruitcake , I can see things going in the other direction once the climate problems really start to kick in . Authorities /governments are always way behind on the reality . :-)

    0
Viewing 19 posts - 1 through 19 (of 19 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.